The first thing to consider when faced with the question “Should I get a divorce?”, is whether it is going to be you or your partner who starts the divorce proceedings and what the grounds for divorce will be. In English and Welsh law whether you are the petitioner or the respondent doesn’t make any difference but if your divorce has any international element it could seriously impact upon your settlement. If you are a high net worth individual with international assets and investments it is imperative that you contact an experienced solicitor, such as Austin Kemp, as early in the process as possible.
You will also need to consider what will happen to your children and any assets and investments you have. Advice from a specialist solicitor can help you to make the right decisions that are best for you and your children and can make the process and possible outcomes clearer in your mind.
There’s no denying it – dealing with the question “Should I get a divorce?” can be a messy business. Not only are you going through the emotional turmoil of the break-up of your relationship, but you also need to keep your head above the water financially.
Recently, the news has been filled with stories of Eddie the Eagle reportedly living on egg sandwiches in his shed, due to the amount of money he lost during the divorce battle with his wife of 13 years. Unfortunately, struggling financially both during and after divorce is not uncommon.
Making sure that you get the right divorce lawyers can make a real difference to the outcome of your settlement when dealing with the question “Should I get a divorce?”.
Getting legal advice on your position from specialist divorce solicitors as early on in your divorce as possible can save you copious amounts of time and money. By making sure that you fully understand your options and what the likely outcome of your financial settlement could look like, you will be able to go into negotiations with your spouse with a realistic idea of what you want and how you’ll go about getting it.
Conversely, getting the wrong advice from divorce lawyers may mean that, because you have an unrealistic idea of what you are entitled to, the process could end up dragging and costing more and more money – maybe even ending up in costly court proceedings.
Wasting time and money through long negotiations and costly court cases is just one pitfall of not getting the right representation – the wrong representation could even result in you underestimating how much you could be entitled to in your financial settlement.
Experienced divorce solicitors will have a good idea of what your settlement should look like – meaning that you shouldn’t lose out by negotiating for any less.
It’s important to look for a firm who specialise in divorce and have dealt with other divorce proceedings like yours. Although every divorce is unique, it’s important to choose divorce lawyers who understand you and your situation. For example, when dealing with the question “Should I get a divorce?” if you’re a high net worth individual with worldwide assets and investments, choose a divorce solicitor who has the necessary experience and expertise to deal with your complex finances.
Getting the right legal advice can help you to fully understand how much you can expect to receive as part of the financial settlement, making sure that you don’t lose out on what is rightly yours. Specialist divorce solicitors can also conduct negotiations on your behalf, putting the sometimes necessary distance between you and your spouse.
Getting the right legal representation means that you know you are doing everything you can to ensure that you will get your fair share of yours and your spouse’s finances when you divorce – and hopefully avoid eating egg sandwiches in your garden shed.
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